I still cannot believe that it took me just one month to complete my kitchen makeover. Continuing from where I left off in the last post, my second concrete top for the sink turned out beautifully, in fact now that all three pieces are done, I can say that the sink piece came out the most perfect.
Tho ... the plumbing took me quite a bit to get right. To be exact about 4 hours plus going back and forth the hardware store to get the correct stuff. Luckily the hardware store is just outside my condo.
|Never done this before|
|Cutting a hole on the stainless steel sink for the faucet outlet ... the day when sparks flew!|
|This part is the most difficult to get right. The angles were tricky.|
|But ahhhh ... WATER at last!|
I had to put a bowl underneath the plumbing for a week just in case of leakage due to my inexperience. Fortunately, nothing happened and all is well :)
And finally my final piece of concrete countertop went in with the help of some muscles ... my 2 brothers and husband!
Next stage is to complete the backsplash. I wanted the industrial theme and so I went with chalkboard. I measured up the wall with paper and used it as a template to cut the holes for the electrical outlets in the plywood which I wanted to use as chalkboard.
I got a chalkboard recipe of 1 part unsanded grout + 3 parts latex paint from youtube and proceeded to paint the ply.
I then torched and painted some pine planks to make a feature wall.
And here is the final result of my kitchen makeover :)
|Featuring the feature wall|
|The dark side of the moon ... oops the counter|
|And the chalkboard says ...|
A quote by Jacob Nordby, tho I changed it to represent my family
|Some gear imprints I added on the concrete. You can also see the imprints on the wood as I framed the backsplash with the wood I used to make the form of the countertop.|
|These "bolts" are fake. I soldered nuts onto washers and spray painted them black to resemble a bolt. And then stuck some mini watch gears on some of them|
|I scattered the fake bolts around the wood frame, some to hid screws|
|Made an extra chalkboard for the girls to play with|
I must say that I am pretty pleased with the results!